|[October 24, 2013]
ETAP Introduces Version 12.5 of its Electrical System Design and Real-Time Power Management System; Free Trial Available for Download
IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
ETAP, the leading provider of software solutions for the design,
optimization, and on-line operation of mission-critical electrical power
infrastructure, today introduced ETAP® 12.5, an enhanced version of its
industry-leading engineering software for the design and operation of
critical power systems. For prospective users eager to test-drive the
new software, a free trial version of ETAP 12.5 can be downloaded at www.ETAP.com/Demo
and used for 30 days.
ETAP 12.5 incorporates a broad and robust set of user-driven
enhancements across the ETAP software suite, as well as powerful new
analysis modules and time-saving capabilities. Existing and prospective
users can register to participate in ETAP Webinars describing these new
capabilities at www.ETAP.com/NewRelease.
These new features include:
Dynamic Parameter Estimation & Tuning - DPET
GOST short-circuit - R 52735 standard
New Web consoles for monitoring and predictive simulation
Customizable Web console templates
Native SCADA communications protocols
Waveform capturing and synchophaser measurements
New library merge and cable library quick-pick
Enhanced analysis modules
3,500+ new device libraries
"ETAP 12.5 is the next logical step in our quest to deliver the most
robust technologies to optimize and automate power system design while
increasing the safety, quality, and productivity for which our products
are known for around the world," said Shervin Shokooh, Chief Operating
Officer of ETAP.
For example, prior to the availability of Dynamic Parameter and
Estimation Tuning (DPET) users had to manually tune their electrical
models, which could take up to 300 hours of parameter adjustments based
on engineering judgments. Now, ETAP 12.5 uses a multi-objective
stochastic optimization method to automatically tune a model with
multiple inputs and outputs saving the engineer hundreds of hours. The
enhanced Scenario Wizard includes the ability to simulate "what-if"
events including automatically running multiple underground raceway
system scenarios to verify results against benchmark reports.
In this version, the ETAP® Real-Time™ solution is enhanced to support
electrical management applications using distributed SCADA technologies
for applications such as Smart Grid and serving as a microgrid master
controller. These applications provide operators, dispatchers, managers,
and engineers with capabilities of prediction, control, visualization,
optimization, and automation of the electrical power system. In
addition, powerful web interfaces have been added to provide the tools
to make informative decisions based upon planned or unplanned events
from any location. ETAP's Faster than Real-Time™ power management
system is even more efficient with the addition of direct native
communication connectivity offered in ETAP 12.5 release for Modbus® RTU,
DNP3, OPC, OPC-UA, and IEC (News - Alert) 61850.
ETAP 12.5 is available now and includes multiple-language support that
is localized in seven languages including translated output reports in
eight languages; English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian,
Portuguese, Korean and German. For a detailed overview of new features
and functions in this new release, please visit ETAP.com/newrelease.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Irvine, California, ETAP is the
global market and technology leader in electrical power system modeling,
design, analysis, optimization, and predictive real-time solutions. The
Company's software technologies ensure that power systems are designed
for optimal reliability, safety, and energy efficiency; when deployed in
real-time mode, they enable organizations to manage energy as a
strategic asset, maximize system utilization, lower costs, and achieve
higher levels of financial stability. To date, more than 50,000 licenses
of the Company's ETAP and ETAP Real-Time products have been used in
demanding generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial power
system projects around the world. Visit ETAP.com
for more information.
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